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geopublic
Mayor / Maire

Re: Would two SIM cars work seamlessly on a phone?

@sahands  It all depends on your phone and the version of OS you are running. Most newer models support 2 SIMS in an active/active configuration. Just set the preferred sim card for calls and that's it. What phone are you using?

will13am
Oracle

Re: Would two SIM cars work seamlessly on a phone?


@NDesai wrote:

@sahands No, 2 Public Mobile sims will not work. Public Mobile only runs on LTE/HSPA (4g/3g) network. Majority of dual sim phones use LTE on one and 2G on another slot. So only one Public Mobile sim will work, but you can put another sim from another provide that supports 2G like Rogers.. If you have a phone with eSIM feature, Public Mobile do not support that.


Not true anymore.  Dual SIM phones made in the past 3 or so years are all 4G/LTE on both SIMs.  I am not sure why anyone would want to run the same service on both SIMs, but it can be done.

popping
Oracle

Re: Would two SIM cars work seamlessly on a phone?

@geopublic is correct.  Newer dual SIM phones from last couple years with both SIMs always active.  Configure which SIM is for calls/text and which SIM is for data.  After that, it works like a single SIM phone.  Dual SIM phone is great to test a new provider service before and during porting an old number to the new provider.

darlicious
Mayor / Maire

Re: Would two SIM cars work seamlessly on a phone?

@sahands  I have both my pm Sims in my galaxy A5. I just select which sim I want to use as the main sim for calls, text and data ( sim card manager). Calling and texting work simultaneously for both numbears but I would have to choose one sim over the other for data. That is easily changed by swiping down from the top and tapping to change the sim for data.

 

@will13am  Currently the sim with my $10 50/50 plan is just holding that phone number for me. When I downgrade my main phone line to the $15 plan I'll be using one line to supplement the others outgoing calling and I can also then choose between full speed 4G data on the $10 plan and the 3G/4GLTE on the other.

YVR
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Would two SIM cars work seamlessly on a phone?

Depending on your phone and android version.  Under Sim and Network settings, you should be able to specify the default SIM for voice, messaging and data.  

 

 

will13am
Oracle

Re: Would two SIM cars work seamlessly on a phone?


@darlicious wrote:

@sahands  I have both my pm Sims in my galaxy A5. I just select which sim I want to use as the main sim for calls, text and data ( sim card manager). Calling and texting work simultaneously for both numbears but I would have to choose one sim over the other for data. That is easily changed by swiping down from the top and tapping to change the sim for data.

 

@will13am  Currently the sim with my $10 50/50 plan is just holding that phone number for me. When I downgrade my main phone line to the $15 plan I'll be using one line to supplement the others outgoing calling and I can also then choose between full speed 4G data on the $10 plan and the 3G/4GLTE on the other.


Let me get my bearings straight here.  So, you are looking at having a $15 plan on one SIM and a $10 plan on the other SIM.  A single $25 plan is better than the two plans combined.  With auto pay considered, it costs $2 more but you get unlimited calling and more data.  It would make sense if the second SIM was a data centric plan that is cheap.  My SIM 2 is used to provide supplemental data.  There is no need to supplement unlimited talk and text.  These days, the supplemental data is pretty much unneeded for me.  It is only $5, so no biggie.  

darlicious
Mayor / Maire

Re: Would two SIM cars work seamlessly on a phone?

@will13am 

            When I first activated I had planned on keeping sim A as my main line but there were no promos to be had (just like now) so by the time i switched sim B to public mobile i was able to take advantage of a promo so i swapped out sim cards from my smartphone and my flip phone (they are both in the A3 now unless I need two phones.) Then pm announced the elimination of the $10 50/50 plan on the date of my next renewal so sim A became destined to be the cheap back up plan.

           Fast forward to now....i have way too much plan data and considered dropping to the $25 but with various pm giveaways and a couple of purchases to spend some building credit once I downgrade my two accounts will look like this:

Sim B

  • $15 plan unlimited text and incoming calls, 100 min outgoing calling, 250mb plan data
  •  Free holiday 400 international calling minutes add on
  • 5gb promotional data add on, 1gb free holiday data add on
  • Plan cost $15 - $9 rewards = $6

Sim A

  • $10 plan 50 texts/50 calling minutes
  • $5/500 min add on, free holiday 400 international calling minutes add on
  • 2 × 1gb promo data add on,  1gb free holiday data add on
  • 2 × 1gb data add on  (all data on this plan is full speed 4G)
  • Plan cost $10 - $20 rewards ($5 + variable) = ( - )$10++

 

Even with the couple of speed tests I did this month to show a new member the difference between throttled 4G LTE and unthrottled 3G data speeds I've only used 101mb/5gb of plan data. Im sure you can understand my reasoning  for my 2 plans/accounts.

will13am
Oracle

Re: Would two SIM cars work seamlessly on a phone?

@darlicious , time to go forth and make 6 new friends from a 2m distance of course.  。◕‿◕。

sahands
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Would two SIM cars work seamlessly on a phone?

Thanks for the advise, I have a Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro on Android 9.

For the record, I'd use on SIM with PM for data, and the other for voice/text with another provider.

darlicious
Mayor / Maire

Re: Would two SIM cars work seamlessly on a phone?

@will13am  I lost three referrals the last time the mods had to fix my account. Im working on identifying new sources.

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